Michael Hainsworth

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Michael Hainsworth
Born Ontario, Canada
Education Humber College: Radio Broadcasting (1990 – 1992)
Occupation Anchor at Business News Network
Known for Reporter for CTV Toronto, Anchor of The Business News and The Close on Canada's financial news network, Business News Network.
Website http://www.hainsworth.com

Michael Hainsworth is a business reporter for CTV Toronto and CTV affiliates across Canada. He anchors The Close on Canada's financial news network, Business News Network (formerly Report on Business Television). He also files business reports for Toronto all-news channel CablePulse24 and national cable news network CTV News Channel. Hainsworth also co-hosts the podcast Geeks and Beats [1] with Alan Cross and App Central [2] with Amber MacArthur, television's first weekly smartphone app review show.[3]


A veteran Toronto broadcaster, Michael got his start in radio at Mix 99.9 in Toronto 1988 producing overnight music and current affairs shows while still in high school. Hainsworth's 11 years in radio include six at the all-news station 680 News in Toronto. During his tenure as a reporter for the station, Hainsworth won the 1998 Best Spot News award from the Toronto Police Service for his breaking news coverage of the crash of the RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod aircraft during the Canadian International Air Show.[citation needed] He later went on to anchor the "afternoon drive" broadcast before moving to the business desk.

In 2000, Hainsworth moved to television, taking a position in the nascent BNN.

In addition to hosting some of BNN's top rated programs, viewers may also recognize Michael Hainsworth for his work distilling the day's financial news on local CTV newscasts across Canada and for CTV News Channel.[4]

Hainsworth frequently refers to himself on-air as a "computer geek" and maintains a technology and human interest oriented blog[5] that features stories often covered for the networks. Hainsworth also used to operate a Mac-oriented First Class Bulletin Board System (BBS)[6] called "Sanctuary". He regularly interviews technology analyst, David Garrity, on the latest technology trends.[7]


Hainsworth is an honors graduate of the radio program at Humber College in Toronto.[8] He is the grandson of former Toronto mayor Fred Beavis.


  • Toronto Police Best Spot News Award, the crash of the RAF Nimrod, 1995[9]
  • Days of Action Protest, RTNDA, 1995[10]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Geeks and Beats". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "App Central - CTV". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "New TV show about apps, mobile industry coming to Canada". Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Business News Network". Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Meet TV's Michael Hainsworth". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bulletin Board System". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Facebook's fake news problem is not just a U.S. issue, it's a global one: Garrity, retrieved 2017-02-21 
  8. ^ "Education". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Honors and Awards". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Honors and Awards". Retrieved 28 February 2014.